1880s fashion plate, beautiful striped dress from the 2nd bustle period. Also lovely as steampunk inspiration.

La France Elegant et Paris Elegant Reunis. fashion plate, beautiful striped dress from the bustle period.

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Titanic Fashion - 1st Class Women's Clothing

Jane Austen's World blog - "Regency Fashion: The Muslin and Net Period" - research-based article on the rise in popularity of machine nets in evening gowns.

Regency Fashion: The Muslin and Net Period

Regency Fashion: The Muslin and Net Period, by Vic. Jane Austen fans are familiar with the high-waisted muslin dresses popular during her adulthood. How many are aware that machine-made net or gauze became a “hot” item from 1810 and on?

fashion plates :: 1860s2.jpg picture by Heileenh - Photobucket

Heileen Hobbes uploaded this image to 'fashion plates'. See the album on Photobucket.

Victorian hats  - 1895. Interesting details, embellishments.

Hats were first used to protect women from the sun but it later became a symbol for social class.

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